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    No Water so Now what?

    OK, I spent the past 20 plus years riding running and at times swimming. I did my first triathlon in 1987.....I wish to return to the Triathlon world...I 've been doing Biathlons for ever. Problem I have no water......Is it possilbe to train and do OK with out actually swimming.....I do lift weights, do pushups and now shoulder stuff with bands......What if anything can I do to get ready for next year....

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    Triathlon in my future??? flip18436572's Avatar
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    You need to find a pool. We have people drive 45 miles to our small town to swim in our 4 lane 25 yard pool.
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    Find a pool, or move.

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    if you can find an indoor rowing machine, thats a great place to start. i was a rower all though college, and i was suprised how much a rowing machine prepares your upper back and arms for swimming. that said, nothing is better than swimming to prepare for swimming.

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    No pools in New Jersey? Most community rec centers have pools and entry is usually $5-$10. My local rec center has discounts for buying packages of multiple entries.

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    Not sure where in New Jersey you are, but here are some YMCA locations in the New Jersey area.

    Your Closest YMCAs

    YMCA Camp Topanemus

    380 Monmouth Rd
    Freehold, NJ 07728
    Web: http://www.topanemus.org
    Phone: 732-294-7727
    Approx Distance: 9 miles


    Ocean County YMCA

    1088 West Whitty Rd
    Toms River, NJ 08755
    Web: http://www.ocymca.org
    Phone: 732-341-9622
    Approx Distance: 11 miles


    Camp Zehnder YMCA

    3911 Herbertsville Rd
    Brick, NJ 08724
    Web: http://www.thecommunityymca.org
    Phone: 732-836-9177
    Approx Distance: 16 miles


    Hightstown-East Windsor YMCA

    230 Mercer St
    Hightstown, NJ 08520
    Web: http://www.ymcanj.org
    Phone: 609-448-1357
    Approx Distance: 16 miles


    YMCA of Western Monmouth County

    470 E Freehold Rd
    Freehold, NJ 07728
    Web: http://www.ymcanj.org
    Phone: 732-462-0464
    Approx Distance: 17 miles


    Hamilton Area YMCA

    1315 Whitehorse-Mercerville Rd.
    Hamilton, NJ 08619
    Web: http://www.hamiltonymca.org
    Phone: 609-581-9622
    Approx Distance: 19 miles


    Arrowhead Branch

    521 County Rd 520
    Marlboro, NJ 07746
    Web: http://www.thecommunityymca.org
    Phone: 732-946-4598
    Approx Distance: 21 miles


    Morrisville Branch YMCA

    200 N Pennsylvania Ave
    Morrisville, PA 19067
    Phone: 215-736-8077
    Approx Distance: 22 miles


    South Brunswick Family YMCA

    329 Culver Rd
    Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
    Web: http://www.southbrunswickymca.org
    Phone: 732-329-1150
    Approx Distance: 22 miles


    Trenton Area Family YMCA

    431 Pennington Ave
    Trenton, NJ 08618
    Web: http://www.greatertrentonareaymca.o
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    Phone: 609-599-9622
    Approx Distance: 23 miles


    Lower Bucks Family YMCA

    601 S Oxford Valley Rd
    Fairless Hills, PA 19030
    Web: http://www.lowerbucksymca.org
    Phone: 215-949-3400
    Approx Distance: 24 miles


    Fairless Hills Branch YMCA

    601 S Oxford Valley Rd
    Fairless Hills, PA 19030
    Phone: 215-949-3400
    Approx Distance: 24 miles


    Princeton Family YMCA

    59 Paul Robeson Pl #1
    Princeton, NJ 08540
    Web: http://www.princetonymca.org
    Phone: 609-497-9622
    Approx Distance: 24 miles


    Riverfront Branch YMCA

    302 Commerce Sq Blvd
    Burlington City, NJ 08016
    Web: http://www.ymca-bc.org
    Phone: 609-543-6200
    Approx Distance: 25 miles


    Camp Ockanickon YMCA

    1303 Stokes Rd
    Medford, NJ 08055
    Web: http://www.ycamp.org
    Phone: 609-654-8225
    Approx Distance: 25 miles


    Burlington County YMCA

    59 Centerton Rd
    Mt Laurel, NJ 08054
    Web: http://www.ymca-bc.org
    Phone: 856-234-6200
    Approx Distance: 26 miles


    Child Achievement Branch

    201 Broad Street
    Matawan, NJ 07747
    Web: http://www.thecommunityymca.org
    Phone: 732-566-9266
    Approx Distance: 26 miles


    Counseling and Social Services Branch

    166 Main St
    Matawan, NJ 07747
    Web: http://www.thecommunityymca.org
    Phone: 732-290-9040
    Approx Distance: 26 miles


    Family Health and Fitness Branch

    166 Maple Avenue
    Red Bank, NJ 07701
    Web: http://www.thecommunityymca.org
    Phone: 732-741-2504
    Approx Distance: 27 miles


    Raritan Valley YMCA

    144 Tices Lane
    East Brunswick, NJ 08816
    Web: http://www.raritanvalleyymca.org
    Phone: 732-257-4114
    Approx Distance: 27 miles


    Hopewell Valley YMCA

    62 South Main St
    Pennington, NJ 08534
    Web: http://www.hvymca.org
    Phone: 609-737-3048
    Approx Distance: 27 miles


    Y Arts and Community Outreach Branch

    113 Tindall Rd
    Middletown, NJ 07748
    Web: http://www.thecommunityymca.org
    Phone: 732-671-5505
    Approx Distance: 29 miles


    The Community YMCA

    113 Tindall Road
    Middletown, NJ 07748
    Web: http://www.thecommunityymca.org
    Phone: 732-671-5505
    Approx Distance: 29 miles


    Northeast Family Branch YMCA

    11088 Knights Rd
    Philadelphia, PA 19154
    Web: www.philaymca.org
    Phone: 215-632-0100
    Approx Distance: 30 miles


    190 Sycamore Street
    Newtown, PA 18940
    Phone: 215-579-6200
    Approx Distance: 31 miles
    2007 Jamis Ventura Comp
    2006 Jamis Explorer 2.0
    2000 Specialized Hardrock (bought used)
    Swim, Bike, Run and sounds like fun

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